On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Favored Life Fitness is hosting a High Bridge Hike & Bike, an event that encourages physical fitness and outdoor activities all year, even in the colder months! Participants will start the day at the High Bridge Commons Park, conveniently located at the start of the Columbia Trail, where they will be able to check in, receive a gift and learn about all that High Bridge has to offer. Before launching everyone onto the trail, Favored Life’s Arti Mathur will lead a 30-minute yoga session to warm up the body and prepare participants for the journey ahead.

The Hike & Bike will begin at the High Bridge end of the Columbia Trail and continue up to the Long Valley trailhead; participants who make it to the end point can enjoy some respite in Long Valley before heading back to High Bridge.

Once on the trail, participants will be able to explore Hunterdon County at their own pace, stopping anywhere they like to get a closer look at the area’s attractions. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to hike or cycle the trail, looking out for gnome villages, geocache sites and natural features like the dam and waterfall, gorge, animals and fauna. If you travel far enough, you might even see some Clydesdales!

Registration for the event is $35 per individual and $45 per family. Because the event occurs on Veterans Day, November 11, Favored Life has chosen to support the Adaptive Training Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that empowers those with physical disabilities to transform their lives through exercise and community.

ATF’s core 9-week program provides adaptive athletes (amputees and people living with spinal cord injuries) with an opportunity to restore, recalibrate and redefine their lives beyond limitation, at no charge to them. It takes $4,500 to support one athlete and $45,000 to support one class of 10 participants throughout the 9-week program. The organization started as a service to veterans and now serves civilians alongside veterans.

Parking for the event is available at the Commons Park and along Main Street. Additional public lot and street parking is available in town.